American Doctor Shot Dead While Fly-Fishing in Belize

According to the New York Post, 53-year-old Dr. Gary Paul Swank from Virginia was shot dead as violence in the Caribbean community nation erupted, claiming several other lives.

swankThe Post reported that Swank and his 53-year-old tour guide Mario Nestle Graniel Jr., were participating in a fly-fishing expedition in the San Pedro Town lagoon when they were killed. The report indicated that several other fishermen had been shot and killed in the same area days before.


According to the Post, the “rash of violence follows what officials said have been months of deadly crimes in the beach oasis.

“So far, six months into 2019, there are 70 murders and that is not counting those people still missing … and those whose remains have yet to be identified,” an official said.

“Crime is an issue which should never be made political, it’s a problem that requires all sectors of society to fight it together.”